Posts by James Littlewood*

  • Hard News: Spring Timing,

    … need the Greens to deliver

    There’s going to be lot riding on that. Fortunately for both parties, there are at least 2 groups the Greens can reach that Labour can’t.

    Young people (ok, Labour a bit).

    National voters (this happens. The Greens do not have an entrenched left-of-labour footprint).

    And of course, disheartened Labour voters.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bad Judgement,

    Tau was truly lame. First "It's not a mistake Geoff. That's not a _mistake_!" And then, a minute later, asked what should come of the TVNZ inquiry: "Well, there's not much you can do. Say sorry, he did wrong, move on."

    Stark-staring mad.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    Anyone who would put that man’s feet back under the Cabinet table, where he can do real and lasting damage, is unfit to govern.

    For a moment there, he was the only person capable of stopping asset sales. So much for that. But what manner of hell does "the merry band of ninny-hammers" have in store for T3?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    Speaking of politicians and stuff, is it just me, or has David Cunliffe come over all sort of meek and mild ever since his ascension? As an orator, he was always kind of from the Jim Anderton school: "Point 1, point 2, point 3 and THAT'S a FACT!" kind of guy. Nowadays he seems all sort of polite and considered.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Big Friday Music: Counting…,

    I doubt it will sound like much to anyone not on site. There's always at least 2 stages performing simultaneously across the venue. Usually more. Unless you're right in front of one of them, it sounds like bzzzzhhhsssswwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaaoooooorrrrrrrwwwwwwwwhhhhhssssssszzzzzb. Except for maybe half an hour at the end.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Another Saturday Night,

    That is brilliant. The fuzz & their comms team done good.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: It's worse than you think,

    In reply to Gareth Swain's excellent question about Key's mysterious ongoing popularity, surely it has to be attributed to conservative proletarians.

    In other words, it's not that they like Key. It's that they fear change. Even when change would plainly be in their best interests. But of course, who am I to make a claim like that?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: U: It's about the combos,

    I agree. I’m personally ambivalent about the content of U. But I disagree it’s the end of Freeview. When my JCmatthews 380 (thanks Public Address) clapped out last year, I lasted less than 24 hours before rushing out to replace it. U had precisely nothing to do with that.

    I can’t bear the thought of forking out 50-100 bucks a month for Sky. Quite happy to record Sunny in Philadelphia and Call the Midwife and catch a time shifted 7 Days after putting the kids to bed (it loses its punch if you watch it recorded).

    BTW is Call the MW some kind of massive, Redgrave-sponsored placement for the BLP?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: An Open Letter to the Labour…,

    Brilliant.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Modelling Behaviour,

    Didn't see it. Sounds like an interesting approach. I chuckled the first time I encountered the synthetic stuff in a head shop one day. "What the hell's that?"

    "Oh" the guy said. "Doesn't show up in urine tests. So guys who get sampled at work quite like it. Truckers, pilots, cops, ambulance drivers, that kind of stuff."

    Blimey. How much of that's going on?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 179 posts Report Reply

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